Windows 7 - BSOD - Various Errors Each Time

By gangster136
Jan 11, 2010
  1. Hey,

    I recently upgraded my PC from XP Home to Windows 7 Ultimate.
    Ever Since then, its been continuous BSOD's around 1 hour after boot or sometimes after software instalation, The Errors Below

    + driver_irql_not_less_or_equal (Nearly all the time)

    + page_fault_in_nonpaged_area (only once so far)

    PC Specs
    + 3ghz Intel Pentium 4
    + 1GB DDR Ram
    + 160GB Harddrive
    + 128mb ATI Radeo 9600 Pro Video Memory

    I have attached the latest 4 minidumps (only found 4 in the folder)

    Help is greatly appreciated.

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    The most significant minidump should an error code of 0x8E and these are almost always caused by hardware. In your case the issue of corrupted memory was specifically cited as the cause of your problems. You'll need to run the completely safe and free Memtest on your RAM.

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed but either one should work. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Also, with errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.


    * Get back to us with the results.
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